LACONIA — Granite United Way and Laconia School District – Project Extra recently presented a new "Youth Leadership" program for Laconia students.
The program has been developed to provide positive, long lasting change within our local community through a previously untapped resource......our youth. The program supports young adults, ages 10 –20, in the implementation of a youth-created, youth-led project.
Each "team" that successfully launches a project will develop leadership, project management, entrepreneurial, community outreach, and communication skills. Team projects must be sustainable and benefit the community in some way; a completed business plan is an additional requirement.
Each team presents their project to a 3 -5 person community panel for approval to receive up to $1,000 per team for project start-up funds. Granite United Way has contributed $5,000, while Laconia's Project Extra has set aside $2,000 to support this effort.
Those who wish to participate as a mentor or on the community panel to approve projects can cpntact: